Welcome to Southern Downs ARK

We are an incorporated and registered not-for-profit charity dedicated to saving and improving the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats on the southern Darling Downs of Queensland and beyond.

ARK is operated by volunteers, who give freely of their time and personal resources to support our work. We have no paid staff.

Our income is derived entirely from donations, grants, fundraising, and adoption and membership fees.

There are many ways you can help us to continue our work.

You can adopt, foster, volunteer and donate.  All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

You can also support the work of ARK by following us on social media and sharing our animal posts and pleas for assistance among your networks.

Whatever contribution you make, you’ll know you’ve helped vulnerable dogs and cats get a second chance at life.


Whenever there’s a market in or around Warwick, you’re likely to find us there.  We love to have the opportunity to showcase our beautiful dogs and cats, all available for adoption.

Most Saturdays, we hold a cat stall at Bunnings Warwick from 9.30am until midday.  Check our Facebook page for further details.

​Next market dates

to be advised

Would you like to be a foster carer?

If you live on the Southern Downs, have a secure, fully-fenced yard and would like to help save the lives of vulnerable cats and dogs, please contact us.   We cover all costs, including food.  You provide a safe and loving place for them to live while we find them a permanent home.

The Latest News From ARK

Is this your dog?

Is this your dog?

This lovely big Shar Pei cross male is a stray and is currently in ARK care.

Donate your empties and help save lives

Donate your empties and help save lives

Donations from Queensland’s new recycling scheme, Containers for Change, are trickling into ARK’s bank account – and we couldn’t be happier.

Recently Adopted

“ When you adopt a rescue pet, you save two lives – the one you adopt and the one that takes its place.”

Alfred A

Friends of ARK

25 Albion St, Warwick QLD 4370

185 Bracker Rd, Warwick QLD 4370

07 4667 1176  (after hours: 07 4667 1176)

32 Wood St, Warwick QLD 4370